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Mr Michael A Silva is a Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic (HPB) and General Surgeon at Nuffield Health, The Manor Hospital, Oxford and was appointed Consultant at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust in 2009.
He graduated from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and completed his Higher Surgical Training in the West Midlands, UK in 2009. He trained extensively in HPB Surgery along with Liver Transplantation at the Liver Unit, University Hospital Birmingham. He gained an MD in 2007 after research into injury caused to the liver during surgery and transplantation, from the University of Birmingham.
Mr Silva deals with surgical treatments for the whole spectrum of HPB disease. These comprise of gallstone, biliary and pancreatic disease including pancreatitis. Surgery for cancer of the liver, biliary system and the pancreas also fall within his expertise. He also has a special interest in the treatment of bile duct injuries sustained at surgery.
Mr Silva is clinical lead for Liver Surgery MDT at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Mr Silva was also previously clinical lead for the Surgical Emergency Unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals. This unit deals with all emergency surgical admissions to the John Radcliffe Hospital.
Mr Silva is currently Deputy Director Regional Networks for the Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh having been a Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College since 2014.
Mr Silva is a member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also a member of the Society of Academic and Research Surgeons. He has in excess of 60 publications in international peer reviewed journals and has written many book chapters on his speciality subjects.
Mr Silva is a reviewer for numerous international scientific journals aligned to general and HPB surgery.
Areas of interest
Gallbladder and Gallstone disease;
Benign and malignant biliary disease;
Laparoscopic gallbladder and biliary surgery
Laparoscopic and open access.
Benign and malignant liver disease. This includes surgery for symptomatic liver cysts and benign tumours of the liver and gallbladder.
Malignant tumours of the liver including colorectal cancer metastases, and primary liver tumours like hepatocellular cancer (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma.
Benign pancreatic diseases like cystic tumours including intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMN). The management of acute and chronic pancreatitis.
Total pancreatectomy and islet autotransplantation
Whipple's procedures and distal pancreatectomies for pancreatic tumours.
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery for neuroendocrine tumours
Surgery for small bowel and root of mesentery tumours
Repair of ventral and inguinal hernias
- HPB Cancer Services Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
- Liver Cancer Services, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Current NHS consultant posts held
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Division; General Surgery
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
Early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
Ischaemia and reperfusion injury during liver surgery
Impact of steatosis (fat infiltration of liver cells) on liver surgery
Bile duct injury and repair
Safety in surgery
Surgical Trainer of the year 2017 - Oxfordshire Deanery
In excess of 60 peer reviewed publications in medical and surgical journals.
3 book chapters
Courses offered to GPs
Annual GP's forum at the Manor Hospital, Nuffield Health, Beech Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7RP
Visits to GP practices on study days
Mortality following major liver and pancreatic surgery is currently less than 2%. at present the Oxford HPB surgical unit has a below national average of mortality following major liver and pancreatic surgery.
- MB.,BS University Of Colombo, Sri Lanka 1994
- MS University of Colombo 2000
- FRCS Ed The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2001
- MD University of Birmingham 2007
- FRCS (Gen Surg) The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2008
Reference number 6038669
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Training , 2009
Affiliations / memberships
• Member Society of Academic and Research Surgery
• Member of British Medical Association
• Member of British Transplantation Society
• Member of the European Society of Organ Transplantation
• Member Association of Upper GI Surgeons
• Member of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
• Life Member of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka.
• Member Sri Lanka Medical Association.
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